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Brick History

14 January 2017 - 14 May 2017
Location: Life Science Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne
Brick History
Included in Science Centre admission No advance booking - pay on arrival* Ages 4+

Brick History is a journey into over 50 of the most pivotal moments in world history – recreated in LEGO® bricks.

No one demonstrates the power and versatility of LEGO® better than master modeler Warren Elsmore. Using LEGO® bricks, Warren and his team recreate stunning historic scenes, from the beginning of life in the pre-historic era right through to the inauguration of Barack Obama. Brick History is a celebration of humanity and its achievements, and of moments in time that changed the course of history.

Highlights include:

  • Prehistory and the Birth of Civilization - dinosaur extinction, Lascaux cave paintings and the construction of Terracotta Army.
  • Renaissance and the Age of Empire - Mozart's composition of The Magic Flute and the Smallpox vaccine.
  • 19th Century - the construction of the first cast iron bridge and the onset of the Industrial Revolution and Alexander Graham Bell's invention of the telephone.
  • 20th Century and Beyond - the Women's Suffrage movement, Discovery of DNA and President Obama's inauguration.

*Advance booking is available for groups of 10 or more only. Call (0191) 243 8223 for information.

LEGO® is a trademark of the LEGO Group of companies which does not sponsor, authorise or endorse this exhibition.

North East LEGO® Landmarks
14 January 2017 - 14 May 2017
Included in Science Centre admission

See LEGO® versions of some of your favourite North East landmarks created by local LEGO® builder Steve Mayes.


Life is home to a whole host of exciting exhibitions. They tend to be interactive and hands-on, so don't be afraid to get involved!